The Executive Office


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The Executive Office

  1. 1. The Executive Office
  2. 2. Executive Office of the President (EOP) <ul><li>The executive office of the President is, in fact an umbrella agency </li></ul><ul><li>It is a complex organization of several separate agencies staffed by most of the President’s closest advisors and assistants </li></ul>
  3. 3. White House Office <ul><li>The “nerve center” of the executive branch is found within the walls of the White House Office. </li></ul><ul><li>It houses the President’s key personal and political staff </li></ul><ul><li>The employees in this office occupy most of the crowed West Wing, which the public seldom sees and the Oval Office and Cabinet Room are located </li></ul>
  4. 4. Top Officials <ul><li>The chief of staff to the President directs all of the operations of the White House Office and is among the most influential of all the presidential aides </li></ul><ul><li>The counselor to the President and senior advisors are also key members to the inter circle </li></ul><ul><li>Other top officials include: assistants and deputy assistants to the President, the press secretary, the counsel(legal advisor) to the President, the President’s physician, and the First Lady. These roles all add to the list as important characters seen around the west wing </li></ul>
  5. 5. National Security Council <ul><li>National Security Council (NSC) often called on short notice, this group advises the president on domestic, foreign, and military matters that relate to the nation’s security </li></ul><ul><li>This group is usually made up of the President, the Vice President, the Secretaries of State and Defense, the director of the CIA, and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff </li></ul>
  6. 6. Additional EOP Agencies <ul><li>Homeland Security- Created under Bush immediately following the attack on the World Trade Center & Pentagon on Sept. 11 th This group keeps the President fully aware of the ongoing efforts of protection for the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Management and Budget- The largest group, after the white house office, with the most influence within the EOP. This group is headed by a director whose appointed by the president, and its key role is to submit the federal budget to Congress each year </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Faith-Based and Community Initiatives- Created by President Bush in 2001 as a way to combat drug abuse, homelessness, and poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>National Drug Control Policy- Established in 1989 to dramatize the nation’s concern over drug abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Council of Economic Advisers- Three of the countries leading economists are chosen by the President to inform and advise the council on the nation’s economy </li></ul>